Appealing a Prospective Marriage Visa Refusal
Applying for a prospective marriage visa can be a chore if you don’t use a registered migration agent. The situation can become even more stressful if the application fails and the visa is refused. However, a visa refusal is not necessarily the end of the process, and there are other avenues that can be explored. The best way to proceed after a visa refusal is to appeal the decision. Let’s take a closer look at this process and how to proceed.
Do You Have the Right to Appeal?
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is responsible for reviewing cases where a visa has been refused. Almost all onshore visa applicants do have the right to appeal a decision that they believe is wrong. Offshore applicants may struggle to appeal, depending upon their circumstances and the logistics involved. It’s important to understand that every application is judged on a case by case basis.
Don’t Waste Time:
When a visa has been refused, it’s quite common that the applicant is upset about the situation and time is lost. Although it can be a stressful time, it’s important to realise that time is of the essence. When you receive a visa refusal letter, you may notice that there is a 21 day period to apply again. This time window cannot be extended, and the applicant needs to request a review as soon as possible. If a migration agent has not be contacted this needs to be rectified immediately. A registered migration agent has access to resources and knowledge that many of us don’t.
The Appeal Process:
If your visa application has been refused by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIPB), it isn’t the end of the world. The AAT is a body that is independent of the DIPB, and they have the power to overrule a wrong decision. The application process is a complicated one for both the applicant and the case officers. As humans, everyone can make a mistake, paperwork can be overlooked, and information could be wrongly understood. The AAT needs to be provided with evidence to prove that your application is valid and that the visa refusal in unwarranted. The appeals process requires a highly detailed submission and additional statements. A registered migration agent would be extremely helpful, providing detailed advice and assistance with preparing and submitting an appeal.
If they want to apply for a prospective marriage visa, Australia based applicants should contact us. At 888 Migration, we are experts on all aspect of Australian migration law, including the temporary 300 visa. Our registered migration agents are solely focused on helping you in your application for an Australian visa. Our team is standing by to discuss your needs in greater detail and answer any remaining questions you may have.
Need Professional Help With The Application Process?
The Visa application process is difficult. It is common for self-prepared applications to get rejected. We know how important it is that your application is approved and we are here to make sure that it does.
If you would like to have your application managed by experts who can get you the best outcome, then call 888 Migration Services and talk with us about how we can help.
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